|Iran calls for calm in S. Sudan||
TEHRAN – Iran has called on all conflicting parties to the ongoing violence in South Sudan to exercise restraint.
In a statement issued on Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham expressed concern over the continuation of internal and tribal clashes in the world’s youngest country and called on them to hold dialogue to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Hundreds of people have been killed in nearly a week of clashes that spread from the capital Juba and have reached vital oilfields, deepening the most serious internal crisis since the state won independence from Sudan two years ago, according to Reuters.
Although Juba, the capital, was calm on Saturday, United Nations staff say hundreds of people have been killed across the country the size of France and 35,000 civilians are sheltering at their bases.
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